Tuesday, September 27, 2016

$9 million picture, Debate, RIP Arnie, Bursitis,

This is quite a picture, but the photographer is selling the negative for $9 million. Hunh? A Rainbow over Mount Vesuvius for that incredible price? I wonder if anyone will buy it?

I also wonder how many of you watched the debate last night. I certainly didn't. Not much into politics at the best of times and certainly not American politics. I hope she slaughtered him.

Sad to hear about Arnie Palmer on Monday too. A much beloved golfer. They credit him with bringing the average Joe to golf. Prior to that it was considered a somewhat elitist game.

Forgot to mention, still hobbling around although I did bowl all three games on Monday afternoon. Pretty painful though. However, not painful enough to stop me I guess. I now have my anti-inflammatory cream so will use it and see what happens. Fingers crossed please. I am so tired of this pain and not being able to just get up and cross the room without my stupid cane. Plus I keep forgetting when climbing/descending steps or stairs it is 'up with the good and down with the bad' and it hurts less if you do it that way.

Chicken stuffed with brie, what could be better?

Almond-Crusted Apricot-and-Brie-Stuffed Chicken

Brie creates a luxurious, creamy filling for these stuffed chicken breasts—and it keeps the chicken
moist and requires no sauce. Leaving the wing bone on makes the dish look restaurant-worthy but is not necessary.

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts with wing bone attached
2 oz (60 g) brie cheese, sliced with rind removed
4 dried apricots, finely chopped
½ cup (125 mL) sliced almonds, divided
1 tsp (5 mL) minced rosemary
1 tsp (5 mL) each coarse salt and freshly cracked pepper
½ cup (125 mL) fresh bread crumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 Tbs (15 mL) butter
1 Tbs (15 mL) olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. With a knife held horizontally and starting at the thinner side, cut each chicken breast in half, but not all the way through, and open like a book.

3. Arrange brie over chicken, leaving a ½-inch (1 cm) border uncovered. Sprinkle with apricots, ¼ cup (60 mL) of almonds, rosemary, salt and pepper; close chicken, pressing around edges to seal.

4. Combine bread crumbs and remaining almonds in a shallow dish. Dip chicken in egg, then dredge in crumb mixture, pressing gently to coat completely.

5. Melt butter and oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken until golden, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to oven; bake until cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.

Servings: 4

Source: Food and Drink (LCBO)

Have a great day


  1. That recipe sounds delicious. This time I have listened to my doctor. If it hurts, I stop doing it. I am feeling much better today. Of course nothing is getting done. I have never ever watched a presidential debate. Why start now?

    1. I thought so too Denise. The surgeon assured me I didn't need to worry about doing anything, it won't hurt the bursitis even if it is painful. I'm surprised as you are interested in politics.

    2. Debates are useless in my opinion. I hated having to do them and would not even debate my opponent in 2004. They are ugly and mean-spirited, IMO.

    3. I think this whole election is ugly and mean spirited Denise.

  2. You sure the photog didn't mean 9 million Lira? Isn't that like $5? lol I know Italy went to the Euro...I'm just teasin. I didn't watch the debate. I'm just disgusted with all of it.

    1. Nope JoJo. €8 million is what he is asking which translates to $9 million. I'm must say I'm not sure why he thinks it's worth that. A lot of your pix are better IMHOP. I think a large number of people feel that way about the elections and candidates.

  3. Very sad about Palmer.
    And no, I didn't watch the debate.

    1. It is sad when the greats leave us Alex.

      I really am not surprised.

  4. I'm a political animal. So sure, I watched the debate. She did slaughter him. I still can't believe 'him' is a candidate for the most powerful position in the world.

    Sorry to hear your bursitis is still with you.

    Your chicken recipe will make it all go away...:-)

    1. Interesting you say that Denise because the way they talk about it on TV it sounded as though it didn't make much difference.

      It is getting better. True it would, I should have bought the ingredients.

  5. The photo is lovely but if he wants $9 million for the negative how come you have the photo on your blog? The whole world has the photo, clearly. I think Hilary thrashed the fool but I haven't watched it yet.

    1. For the negative because it proves the photo is not Photoshopped or anything. I think Hilary thinks so certainly.

  6. My gosh! I am behind!! I watched to debate and Trump lost it in the 2nd half and, I believe, a true idiot. He would not shut up either. I have to say, that picture is great looking.

    1. I didn't go near the debate Birgit. But I agree he is a true idiot. It is a great picture but somewhat expensive negative I think.